Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback

@article{Schuur2015ClimateCA,
  title={Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback},
  author={E. Schuur and A. D. McGuire and C. Schaedel and G. Grosse and J. W. Harden and D. Hayes and G. Hugelius and C. Koven and P. Kuhry and D. Lawrence and S. Natali and D. Olefeldt and V. Romanovsky and K. Schaefer and M. Turetsky and C. Treat and J. Vonk},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={520},
  pages={171-179}
}
  • E. Schuur, A. D. McGuire, +14 authors J. Vonk
  • Published 2015
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Large quantities of organic carbon are stored in frozen soils (permafrost) within Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. A warming climate can induce environmental changes that accelerate the microbial breakdown of organic carbon and the release of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane. This feedback can accelerate climate change, but the magnitude and timing of greenhouse gas emission from these regions and their impact on climate change remain uncertain. Here we find that current evidence… CONTINUE READING
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